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Now at midnight's lone hour, while the village is sleeping,
Or shrinking at thunder that rolls in the air,
He flies from his home overwhelm’d with despair.
Where the wind sighs su hollow the rushes among ;
The tale of his woes he will sadly prolong.
Oh! suffer no longer thy creature to roam ;
Restore, or soon waft it away to its home,
The turf shall grow green on his innocent breast;
We here insert the nativity, which exactly corresponds with the aphorism given by * Philalethes, p. 59, corrected. This correction makes the time of birth 8 minutes sooner; when the ) is in exact mundane parallel of of and in sesqui quadrate of $ in the Zodiac,-Mars being the dispositor of both the luminaries and also, is placed in the 12th, or house of sorrow, and casts his mundane square upon the place of 9 and 8, the latter being retrograde, and casting his mundane sextile too far below the ascendant to beholeb it, according to the meaning of Ptolomy, unless we allow the ascendant to be affected by aspects in the Zodiac. The Moon is wholly inconjunct with the eastern horizon, and not befriended by a single benefic ray; but, on the contrary, is afflicted by o", 9 and $. It is also to be observed, that 4 is afflicted by the semi-quartile of Herschel, and of h; and that 4 is in her detriment, partaking of the nature of oʻ, and afflicted by his O in the world: thus, both the fortunes are deprived of their power to give effectual relief. In short more evident testimonies of mental derangement cannot well be conceived; yet ở though supported but feebly, by the presence of Venus and the A of 4 may account for the small portion of rationality the native possessed in his youth. It also amply attests the fine texture of his feelings and the goodness of his heart.—Reason, in fact, gleamed dimly till the ) and ascendant came to the following train of dreadful directions, without one single benefic ray to abate their effects. These we leave our scientic Correspondents to calculate at their leisure,
Yrs. M. ) ad 8 h in the world DD. about - - - 300 Hor. ad sem-quar: 9 and MC ad idem. - - 30 0
Hor. ad sem-quar: 9 MC ad id: - . 30 6 ..) ad o 4 Zod: ) ad semi-q. Her. mund. DD. 31
) ad semi-quar: Herschel Zod: - - - 32 0
te h being in a cardinal sigo, in a pocturnal nativity, and Oʻin Virgo.
Among this direful train not a benefic ray fell in. It is also worthy of notice, that h is radically in mundane semiquartile to the horoscope, and in ssq: tothe MC. and, as above stated, the ) weak and afflicted, so that whether we take her or the horoscope as having supremacy over life, the vital principle was not strong. He would have died, we should suppose, in infancy, if the degree rising had not been within about 3° of the mundane * of 4 or at about 20yrs. old, from the same point to the 8 of the Moon; but the benefic rays of that planet again fell in and saved him.
To the Editor of the Monthly Correspondent,
SIR, OBSERVING in your Prospectus that some parts of your publication are to be devoted to QUERIES, I send you the following Paradoxes, which I shall be obliged to any of your Correspondents to solve.
: 1. There is a certain place upon the Eatth, above whose horizon Saturn is 15 years together; and there is another place of considerable distance from the former, the inhabitants of whieh have Jupiter nearly six years above their horizon without once setting during the time.
2. There is one certain place in the universe where the planets, both inferior and superior, may be constantly seen to move forwards in the same regular and uniform manner, though to most places of the Earth they appear at the same
time to move very unequally; and sometimes they seem to run back, and at other times not to move at all.
3. There is a remarkable place, upon the globe where all the planets, notwithstanding their different motions and various aspects, do all bear upon the same point of the compass.
With best wishes for the success of your undertaking, which seems equally bold and arduous. I am, Sir,
Your humble servant, E. M. GREENWICH, Jan. 18, 1814.
· This nativity, elucidating the causes of a short life, was transmitted to us by that ingenious and profound mathematician, Mr. James Wright, who having obtained the moment of birth correctly, predicted the termination of the child's existence within the year, for which he assigns the following reasons :
" O and Herschel in o, and nearly in mundane semi o to the ascendant.
The same planets in mundane sesquiquadrate to the Moon, and in semi Oto o.
The Moon nearly opposed by o', and angular, of being in , with north latitude, is nearer to the meridian than he appears to be; and the (in r also, with north latitude, is placed nearer the cusp of the north angle. Mars is therefore 99 mundane degrees above the angle of the west, and the Moon in reality 99° below it; forming, by this position, in exact mundane * parallel with that malefic.-The child died at the age of 6m. 27d.
As the positions of the planets and their aspects with the luminaries are the causes why the seasons differ so exceedingly from themselves, it may be amusing to some of your Correspondents to look back to the times as specified below, when very severe frosts have taken place, and to observe what analogy the face of heaven at one period bears to the face of heaven at another period. I would particularly aşk, in what part of the Zodiac the planet Saturn, who is designated the author of cold, was posited at those particular periods?
* The meaning of this is supposing the diurnal or nocturnal arc to be divided into 90 parts, whether they are small or great, the planets form a proportional distance, and partake of each other's power, when one is above and the other below the horizon; or, if they are placed on opposite sides of either the upper or lower part of the meridian.